of Loyal Oak

3285 Cleveland Massillon Rd., Norton, OH 44203

 Phone:  (330) 825-3259

Church Email:

Sunday Services and Sunday School: 10:30 a.m.


Music Director

Don Kaser


Liang Ophelia Shan

Volunteer Office Administrator

Mary Ann Schumacher

We Are

An Open and Affirming Congregation since 1986

A Just - Peace Congregation

An Eco - Justice Congregation


Once you walk through our doors you are considered family

An Affirming Statement of Welcome      

We, the Congregation of
 Grace UCC of Loyal Oak (GLO), welcome you….

If you are Asian, Hispanic, Native American, Black, or White;
If you are male, female, or transgendered;
If you are 5 days old, 25, 55, or 105;
If you’ve never been in a church, temple, cathedral or mosque;
If you are single, married, widowed, divorced, separated, partnered;
If you are straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, or yet unsure of your sexuality;
If you are Republican, Democrat, Independent, Socialist, Libertarian, Green or no party at all;
If you are pro life, or pro choice;
If you have, or have had addictions, phobias, or a criminal record;
If you have a disability of any kind or not;
If you own your home, rent, live with parents, or are homeless;

However the rest of the world describes you, and however you describe yourself:


Trans Trinity Sunday

On Trinity Sunday, May 22, 2016, Rev. Malcolm Himschoot will be the guest preacher at First Congregational UCC at both the 9:30am and 11am worship services as they deepen their exploration of transgender issues.

Rev. Himschoot, a transgender man, was the subject of the acclaimed 2004 documentary film, Call Me Malcolm. Since then he has been a frequent guest and speaker at college, university and seminary campuses. Rev. Himschoot’s ordained ministry began at the Denver Inner City Parish and at Plymouth Church, Minneapolis. He came to live in Cleveland in 2012 to work with the Ministerial Excellence, Support and Authorization Team for the United Church of Christ.

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